54Bellingham, United States
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My self-summary
Busy professional with a goofy sense of humor and even goofier family hoping to find someone to share it all with.

I love Bellingham, but with my last little birdie now in college and my nest emptied out I am exploring several options to relocate south in the coming months, so don't let my current location be a concern. And in the meantime, no, you don't need a passport to get here.

I try to do all of the good Boy Scout character traits. I have kind and loyal down pretty well, but I have no idea why thrifty and reverent are even on the list. And why funny and goofy aren't. Maybe that's why I never earned very many merit badges.

For some reason this "personality" section says I'm "more aggressive." Don't know where they got that: I certainly don't see myself that way. I'm an INFP without much doubt! And why does it say I'm not playful? Hmmmm
What I’m doing with my life
Raising kids (half time) ... one leaving for law school in the fall, two in college. The nest is emptying out. Time to think more about myself again!

I refuse to call it a mid-life crisis, and I am enjoying thinking about what comes next. Maybe it's to continue what I'm doing now, maybe it isn't. Maybe it's where I live now, maybe it's elsewhere. There are infinite possibilities!
I’m really good at
my work. parenting. reading, writing and arithmetic. and crossword puzzles. My pie crust needs improvement, but otherwise I'm very handy in the kitchen. I like to do the entire Thanksgiving dinner for my extended family, fills me of memories of Thanksgiving as a kid. My peanut sauce rocks.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm clueless. I have no idea. People tell me I've been shrinking, which is true. I am almost where I want to be.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Adventurous about food; willing to try about anything except organ meats. Ick. Steamers and mussels out on a deck with beer and good bread makes for a terrific summer afternoon. I prefer red wine to white, and dark beers. I love rustic breads, I only wish I could make them well. I love pig.

Books: Chabon, Bourdain, King, Franzen, something with a good story. My work has enough drama, so I prefer to read to be entertained, not educated. Jacques Pepin's memoir moved me.

Movies: I admit, I cannot be a cinema snob. I didn't understand what all the excitement was about Grand Budapest Hotel. Best films I've seen lately are Pride, the Martian (I'm a sucker for Matt Damon movies), Spotlight and The Big Short. I usually prefer comedies to dramas. I think sometimes Adam Sandler, Will Farrell and/or Melissa McCarthy need to be reminded that not every idea they have is actually funny, but sometimes they get it right. I usually like Aaron Sorkin scripts and Judd Apatow movies. Alexander Payne is a genius. And every once in a while I have to watch My Favorite Year.

Music: must have a beat. No rap, twangy country or trilly opera. I haven't found a radio station that matches me completely, so I'm usually bouncing around the dial, or playing music from my phone. Tho I am an old soul, I like Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Cake, Green Day, Mumford and Sons and some other stuff my kids listen to. The hip hop blended with 80's music? Not so much. Funk? Yes.

TV: I am totally bummed Friday Night Lights and No Reservations have ended. I like Modern Family, but it's starting to get stale. House of Cards is good. I try not to miss Big Bang Theory: I identify with Raj's struggles.
Six things I could never do without
1. pics and momentos
2. music
3. books
4. my kids' laughter
5. a gentle touch
6. used to be diet pepsi, but I'm off it. lost weight, too. A lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future: mine, my kids' and the world's generally.
On a typical Friday night I am
Until now, I have been in a stadium or gym somewhere watchin' the kiddos. That's ended, so I've been exploring new things. I love our local improv club or hitting some live local music, or the brew pubs that have popped up all over town. If I'm feeling particularly adventurous I'm in Seattle or Vancouver exploring the night life.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have my share of funny stories. Later.
You should message me if
you haven't giggled lately.
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